osteitis deformans

osteitis deformans
a disease of bone occurring in the middle aged and elderly; excessive bone destruction sometimes leading to bone pain and fractures and skeletal deformities
Syn: ↑Paget's disease
Hypernyms: ↑osteitis

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\\-də̇ˈfȯrˌmanz\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, deforming osteitis
: a chronic disease of bones characterized by their great enlargement and rarefaction with bowing of the long bones and deformation of the flat bones — called also Paget's disease

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/di fawr"manz/, Pathol.
[ NL; deforming osteitis]

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